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The Forest (2016)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Spain: 16. Source of story An original screenplay inspired by the existence of the actual Aokigahara forest Director Jason Zada Writers/Script Nick Antosca, Sarah Cornwell, Ben Ketal Starring Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Ratings IMDb:  4.8 by 39,464. Rotten Tomatoes: 10% by 137 reviewers. Elevator … Continue reading

The Terror (1963)

Duration 1h 21m Ratings UK: X, USA: TV-PG, later mostly 12 when  on video Source of story An original screenplay Director Roger Corman, Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Hale, Monte Hellman,. Jack Hill, Dennis Jakob, Jack Nicholson Writers/Script Leo Gordon, Jack Hill, Roger Corman Starring Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight, Dick Miller, Dorothy Neumann, Jonathan Haze … Continue reading

The Shining (1980)

Duration 2h 26m Ratings UK: X, USA: R, most countries: 16  Source of story Loosley based on a novel of the same name by Stephen King. Director Stanley Kubrick Writers/Script Stanley Kubrick, Diane johnson Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Phillip Stone, Joe Turkel, Lia Beldam,   Ratings IMDb: 8.4 by 871,203 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

The Watcher in the Woods (2017)

Duration 1h 27m Ratings UK:  TV Movie. USA: TV-PG Source of story Based on an earlier film and a novel by Florence Engel Randall Director Melissa Joan Hart Writers/Script Scott Abbott Starring Angelica Huston, Tallulah Evans, Nicholas Galitzine, Rufus Wright, Melania Gutteridge Elevator Pitch: An American family take up residence in a house in Wales, the … Continue reading

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A story by Susan Hill, which became a stage play and then a film “The Woman in Black”. Director Tom Harper Writers/Script Jon Croker Starring Phoebe Fox, Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, Elevator Pitch: A group of children seeking safety from the WW II blitz are sent … Continue reading

Below (2002)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director David Twohy Writers/Script Lucas Sussman, Darren Aronofsky, David Twohy Starring Bruce Greenwood, Dexter Fletcher, Olivia Williams, Christopher Fairbank, Jason Flemyng, Zach Galifianakis, Elevator Pitch: The USS Tiger Shark, a submarine in WWII, picks up three survivors from a British ship sunk by … Continue reading

The Conjuring (2013)

Duration 1h 52m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Events said to have taken place during investigations by paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren. Director James Wan Writers/Script Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Lorraine Warren Elevator Pitch: Back in 1971, after giving a lecture to a … Continue reading

The Babadook (2014)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay derived from a short film Monster by the same writer/director Director Jennifer Kent Writers/Script Jennifer Kent Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney Elevator Pitch: The irrational behaviour of  Amelia’s son, due it seems to an obsession with a shadowy monster, results in … Continue reading

Gothika (2003)

Elevator Pitch Dr Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist in a large high security psychiatric hospital, where her husband is the chief of the department. While driving home on a dark rainy night she is directed by the police to take an alternative route, and after crossing a wooden bridge swerves intoa ditch to avoid a … Continue reading

Ghostbusters (1984)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis Additional Info This had been in development for a while and was intended to star John Belushi. When he died things were temporarily chaotic before others were cast. Director Ivan Reitman Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, … Continue reading

A Ghost Story (2017)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script David Lowery Additional Info I saw this at a screen in Madrid in English with Spanish subtitles. While waiting outside I watched the other dozen or so people leave with bemused expressions on their faces. Director David Lowery Starring Casey Affleck, Rooney … Continue reading

Event Horizon (1997)

Released 1997 Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Philip Eisner Director Paul W S Anderson Starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Jack Noseworthy, Jason Isaacs, Sean Pertwee Elevator Pitch The revolutionary spacecraft Event Horizon fitted with a faster than light drive, disappeared on its maiden flight but … Continue reading

Crimson Peak (2015)

Released 2015 Rating 15 in UK Director Guillermo del Toro Writer/s Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Burn Gorman, Source of story An Original screenplay Elevator Pitch An American heiress falls for a mysterious Englishman who whisks her off to his Gothic castle on the English moors … Continue reading

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